AFM is keen to support the development of new and aspiring leaders across the mutual sector.

Our Emerging Leaders virtual roundtable offers young professionals who have been identified as new or potential leaders within AFM member organisations (including past, current and future delegates on the Accelerate and Stepping Up development programmes) the chance to network and share experiences and good practice on a regular basis.

In addition, in partnership with Origos, AFM offers the following development programmes:

Accelerate for existing and next generation leaders ( from 24th June – 9th December 2021 )

  • What it takes to be a great leader
  • Expertise and techniques to maximise your effectiveness
  • Strategic thinking and business case development
  • Leading a changing organisation
  • CMI Level 7 qualification (optional)
  • CEO presentations plus Q&A sessions
  • Attendance at AFM conference

‘Stepping Up’ for new managers ( from 6th July – 9th November 2021 )

  • All the essential management tools needed to lead high performing teams
  • 6 x 1 day workshops
  • Delivered at AFM member location (or remotely subject to COVID restrictions)
  • Optional CMI Level 5 qualification in Management
  • Attendance at the AFM conference

Masters Degree in Strategic Leadership

AFM Members are able to enrol for a Masters degree in Strategic Leadership for mutuals, an award-winning venture between the BSA and the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University. The programme teaches critical management and leadership skills, and gives awareness and knowledge of the key issues and challenges that exist, including:

  • Managing resources
  • Information Management
  • Leading change
  • Decision making
  • Strategy, governance and risk
  • Managing business improvement

For more on programme content, additional information and modes of study, please refer to the 2021 Programme Brochure. Our 2022 brochure is due for release soon.

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